As a parent, one of the most horrifying experiences you can face is your child accused of being a juvenile sex offender. The confusion, the humiliation, and the disgrace can take the joy of life out of you for a long time. Teenagers lack the experience and maturity that comes with age. Sadly, a juvenile may find himself or herself charged with a sex offense, without even realizing they did anything wrong. But that may not even be the worst part. If convicted, the child’s record will be tainted forever.
The Decision You Make Now Will Shape Your Child’s Future
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What the Law Says
A juvenile is not convicted by the Court, but is adjudicated, which is different in name only. Juveniles less than 14 years of age who are adjudicated of a sexually violent crime are required to register until 18 years of age, at the expiration of five years from the date of adjudication or, if confined, five years from release from confinement, whichever date occurs later.
Juveniles 14 years of age or more who are adjudicated of a sexually violent crime, are required to register for life.
For certain crimes, juvenile sex offenders can also be transferred to adult status in the court system, leading to harsher consequences. Juveniles accused of sex crimes such as date rape or sexual assault, are in serious trouble.
Every school, college, employer, and landlord will be able to see that offense throughout his or her life. The social stigma attached to registration at such a young age can cause irreparable psychological damage.
Yes, the system can seem unfair. But there is hope if you act quickly. As a parent, you must proceed with a private counsel who has the dexterity to skillfully handle the law and prepare a solid case to prove your child’s innocence.
Who Can You Trust for Help?
At the Swain Law Office, we understand how urgent and delicate your situation is. Our goal is to fight for the best possible outcome of your case, and help you and your family move forward through these challenging times. We serve clients throughout the Kansas City metro area and statewide.
Talk about what happened and what your options are with Sarah G. Swain, an experienced attorney, who has successfully defended hundreds of juvenile sex offenders. The initial consultation will be free of charge.
A Strong Legal Team Working on Your Side
Your child’s future and the emotional stability of your family are on the line. Your reputation is invaluable. You cannot afford to take chances. One mistake should not turn your life upside down. Contact the Swain Law Office to secure a vigorous defense from a highly experienced attorney. Call us at 785-842-2787 or toll free at 866-550-2787. We’re ready to help you at any time, even if you call in the evenings or on weekends.